This is an Address I and This is an Address II
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
This is an Address I considers the historical implications of Gansevoort Peninsula, a land mass in the Hudson River located at the end of Manhattan’s Gansevoort Street—particularly its importance for LGBTQ+ history. An epicenter of gay male life through the 1970s, the area later became home to a community of unhoused LGBTQ+ and HIV-positive people, who faced barriers to accessing HIV/AIDS care because the government did not recognize their community as a permanent address. Wortzel’s film incorporates a 1995 interview with Sylvia Rivera, a prominent trans activist living in the encampment. It also includes contemporary footage shot by the artist of the destruction of the peninsula’s Department of Sanitation facility.
Video, color, sound, (a): 17 minutes 12 seconds, (b): 9 minutes 3 seconds
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Gift of the artist with support from the Mary Smith Dorward Fund
Sasha Wortzel (American, born 1983). This is an Address I and This is an Address II, 2019. Video, color, sound, (a): 17 minutes 12 seconds, (b): 9 minutes 3 seconds Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist with support from the Mary Smith Dorward Fund, 2019.40a-b (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2019.40a-b_view01_SC.jpg)
screen capture, Timestamp: 00:05, 2019.40a-b_view01_SC.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2020
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